Pride and Glory Movie Review

The genre of the cop film seems to have become a dumping ground for film critics, and while I do acknowledge the fact that any movie dealing with the Boys in Blue released these days do follow the same basic formula, my belief is that whether or not the film is good lies in the execution of the story. I was one of the few people on the planet who actually liked the recent Al Pacino-Robert De Niro cop thriller Righteous Kill, and I think the same can be said for the latest cop drama Pride & Glory. Yes, we have seen this story of cop corruption and decaying family bonds before, but Pride & Glory tells this story so well and with such strong acting, it's bound to satisfy any fan of the genre. However, those looking for a more violent and blood-spattered crime drama may want to look someplace else, because at its heart, Pride & Glory is a tale of brotherhood, as it poses the question: what's more important - family harmony or upholding the law, even if it means disrupting that harmony?


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Nov 5, 2008 8:54AM EST

Thanks to outstanding performances by Edward Norton and Jon Voight this is definitely a MUST see film. All the action will literally have you on the edge of your seat towards the end. However, I'd advise you to spend the first 30 minutes doing something more productive with your time like standing outside in the concession line for popcorn and candy. In the bathroom washing your hands. Maybe on your cell phone having a conversation with your mother would be less punishment than watching the poor set up of this cop flick. But do go out and see this film!!! Just be sure to leave the kids at home, because the profanity, nudity and violence was even a bit too much for some of the adults in the audience. Enjoy.
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